A Taste of Maths (ATOM)

The project targets 12-16 years old students. The working language is English. The duration of the project is six months. The goal of the project is to increase students’ motivation and interest for Mathematics, to stimulate their investigative spirit and curiosity by combining common mathematical contents of the curriculum with aspects of day-to-day life in different parts of Europe, using concrete objects as well as representations of mathematical concepts. It is also intended to facilitate mutual understanding through getting knowledge on the historical and cultural contexts partners live in.

Jun
30
2011

Good-bye to ATOM

Posted by: Irina Vasilescu
PictureAs today is June 30, our project is officially finished. I will close it as soon as the evaluation is ready. I am already working for the final Joint Report.
I would like to express my gratitude to all the participants, teachers and students, for their work and their involvement, despite technical difficulties for some schools and difficult communication for others.
Special thanks to my old partners Eva, Erik, Maria Teresa and Valentina for accepting to work together again. It was a real privilege having you as partners once more. I hope it was, all in all, a...
Jun
24
2011

Students' Evaluation

Posted by: Irina Vasilescu
PictureWe decided to use Voicethread for students' evaluation, to meke it more personal and creative. Almost all the partners managed to have the pupils record their opinions, despite teenagers' natural shyness, which was a great succes! The comments are happy, melancholic, funny or touching.
Here it is!
Jun
22
2011

geometry around

Posted by: Valentina Cuadrado Marcos
Picturethe last task in ATOM was to look for Maths around. We chose geometry and students looked for shapes everywhere they went. Fromt he early Vetton pottery to the Gothic cathedral. fromt he very know aspects in hteir houses to the insect caught in a moment. From nature to human production.
Geometry around video is the result of their work.
Jun
16
2011

ATOM radio broadcasting from Alonso de Madrigal

Posted by: Valentina Cuadrado Marcos
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Students did not want to create personal files with their evaluation but something done in a team, something done "together" as one of the girls mentions. This is why we decided on a kind of radio programme. Despite the mistakes we think it shows how they perceive what they have done and what other teams have done. Creativity, fun, interest, accents, customs from other countries, ICT tools will be heard.

 

Jun
11
2011

Final Flashmeeting video

Posted by: Irina Vasilescu
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Our final videoconference images are visible in this slideshow. It was a very nice event despite technical obstacles. The students enjoyed it a lot. A big thank you!

Jun
11
2011

Project presentation for parents and classmates

Posted by: Irina Vasilescu
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Students' parents as well as the other pupils in the class who were not involved in ATOM were invited to a project presentation on Friday aftenoon. We were very happy and proud to show our work and tell them everything about our partners, the things we learned and the nice time we had together. All of them were informed about the recognition our project has got so far.

The presentation was a big success and of course the "star" of the event was our beauiful book!

Thank you all for making this possible.

Jun
10
2011

2 students of 2tto joined the Team Mathematics Challenge

Posted by: Erik Atsma
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Team Mathematics Challenge 2011

 

Thursday the 9th of June was the day of the big finals of the Team Mathematics Challenge. Four students of het HLW took part, two of the first grade of our Bilingual Education (Aissam and Akram) and two of the second grade (Manal and Lamyae).

 

Jun
09
2011

NUMBERS PLAYGROUND

Posted by: Valentina Cuadrado Marcos
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Numbes Playground , our video in the Flashmeeting was aimed to show the early connections with Maths in our childhoood. Through family, street and playgoround games we imitated and repeated numbers until we learned them. Coordination, collaboration were essential in those games, like in the process of constructing knowledge.

we have posted the video in the blog and, although all the files and videos can be seen in the Flashmeeting Replay, I suggest you all post them in the blog.

 

thank you

Jun
08
2011

The first QL

Posted by: Irina Vasilescu
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The first ATOM QL. Congratulations, Amsterdam! Good luck to the other teams!

Jun
08
2011

Final Flashmeeting

Posted by: Irina Vasilescu
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A wonderful good-bye Flashmeeting- I can't believe that our project ATOM is almost over! A big thank you to our partners!

The slideshow of the meeting will be ready soon! Keep in touch, meanwhile!

Jun
07
2011

ATOM in images

Posted by: Valentina Cuadrado Marcos
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We have posted in the blog and in the TS a trailer to announce our project. It is supposed to be used also as a kind of visual report about the work done so far.

 

 

 

Jun
06
2011

Timeline

Posted by: Irina Vasilescu
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A timeline seemed a good way to present our project, as a whole, and let us reflect on its trajectory. New events will be added, as they take place, but for now...here it is. It's made with a nice collaborative tool called Dipity, and you are all invited to contribute, just let me know if you want to join in. Students' comments are also welcome! Each activity allows comments.

I hope you like it, it makes the collaboration look more real, in my opinion.

 

 

Jun
03
2011

Amsterdam going to NEMO

Posted by: Erik Atsma
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The team from Amsterdam went on a free Saturday to the science museum NEMO. The museum was totally mathematically orientated that day. The students wrote about it for their partners!

To read the report click here.